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A-Z Knowledge on Wood-derived Chemicals

A-Z Knowledge on Wood-derived Chemicals

The main chemical components of wood are cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and extractives.

Paper manufacturers, wood bio-refineries and extraction companies already isolate such wood constituents for the manufacture of a broad range of products. These products are successfully marketed in many applications today, such as:

  • Paper and paperboard
  • Cosmetics
  • Food supplements
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Detergence
  • Aroma
  • Construction materials
  • And more

However, wood chemicals continue to offer opportunities for new product developments. These products can meet the requirements of various industrial sectors in search for new effect and bio-based chemicals alternative to oil-based products.

R&D initiatives are currently very dynamic in this area. Let's take a look at the advances in wood biomass-derived chemicals...


R&D Projects for the Valorization of Wood Cellulose

R&D Projects for the Valorization of Lignin from Wood

R&D Projects for the Valorization of Sugars from Wood

R&D Projects for the Valorization of Extractives from Wood

Wood Chemistry Reinventing Polymers for a Greener Future

Biopolymers Derived from Wood Extractives

Bio-based Polymers Derived from Wood-based Lignin

Bio-based Polymers from Wood Sugars

Bio-based Polymers from Wood Cellulose

Barriers to the Development of Wood Biomass-derived Bio-products

Feedstock Related Barriers

Technology Related Barriers

Market Related Barriers

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